One of the ancient towns situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan is Pushkar. It is the town that is situated very close to Ajmer hat is just around eleven kilometers far. Nag Prabhat referred to as snake hill is the one that separates Puskar from Ajmer.
A peaceful pilgrim town of lakes and 400 temples, Pushkar derives its name from pushpa and kar after a legend that claims its lakes were created from the petals that fell from the divine hands of Brahma the Creator. Today, life revolves around its lakeside ghats, temples and vibrant, colorful bazaars, and it is this harmonious mix of spiritual and commercial that draws people to Pushkar.
Places of Tourist Interests
Nasiyan (Red) Temple :- Nasiyan (Red) Temple-AjmerThe red temple is a Digambar Jain temple which has a double- storey hall adjacent to the main temple. The hall displays a series of large gold plated wooden figures depicting legends from Jain mythology. The entire hall is richly adorned by glass mosaic, precious stones, gold and silver work. The place is also popularly called Soni Ji Ki Nasiyan.
Brahma Temple :- This is the only existing temple dedicated to lord Brahma and was constructed in the 14th century, standing on a high plinth with marble steps leading up to it. A beautiful carved silver turtle sits on the floor facing the sanctorum or Garbha Griha. The marble floor around the silver turtle is embedded with hundreds of silver coins, with donors name engraved on them.
Old Rangji Temple :- Old Rangji Temple-AjmerLord Rangji is an carnation in of lord Vishnu. This temple was built in 1823 by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal of Hyderabad. This temple is unique due to confluence of South Indian style (Dravid) Rajput and Mughal style of architecture.
New Temple :- The gracious temple is very conspicuous, due to its south Indian style of architecture. It has a high rising Gopuram typical of southern India. Pushkar has more than 400 temples, the other important temples are Balaji la Mandir and Man Mandir.
Savitri Temple :- Savitri Temple-AjmerThe temple of Lord Brahma's first wife. It is located on the hill behind the Brahma temple and one has to climb a long series of steps to reach the shrine. It commands a panoramic view of the beautiful lake and the picturesque surrounding of the villages.